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*Mental Health Awareness
The Blue Lagoon of Buxton
I arrived at the location I had planned in Buxton. I had an idea where the Blue Lagoon was located but I wasn't sure how to hike there, so I went into the local newsagents to ask for directions. I was told to be careful up there as on Monday night a man had took his own life at this quarry. The excitement I had of seeing this scene was instantly shattered and I wondered whether it was even right me going up there.
I made my way up to the quarry, such an usual spectacle, just how I had seen and imagined it would look like from pictures on the Internet. For a few moments the excitement I get when I'm confronted with new landscapes came back and I began scanning for scenes to Photograph. That didn't last long when it suddenly hit me that this place that I was seeing for the first time was the last place the man will ever see from Monday night. It upset me, has done all day, while I'm typing this out and looking at the pictures from today. Such a beautiful and unusual place (the water is toxic though so don't enter) but there was a sadness in the air I felt and around the surrounding area with the locals.
We have to keep the conversation going about mental health as these tragedies are happening far too often these days. It's everywhere and effects us all. I've lost friends to it and I've felt the spiral of depression and gone to places I never want to in my mind ever again. Getting out more and seeing new places helps me. There really is so much out there to see and do to take your mind off life's woes. But most importantly we all have to talk about it. Talk to your fiends your loved ones. Even better go for a walk with a loved one and just talk.
I shed a few tears while looking at this scene. Thinking how in a split moment somebody was gazing at the same scene but decided to do the unthinkable.
My condolences to the family and loved ones of the Man. May you now rest.